Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas

This beauty isn’t sleeping! Discover the true story of Sleeping Beauty in Sarah Prineas’s bold YA fairy-tale retelling filled with thrilling adventure and romance, perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles and The Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy.

After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She’s been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with—curses that will put her into her own fairy tale and a century-long slumber. Accompanied by the handsome and mysterious Watcher, Griff, and his witty and warmhearted partner, Quirk, Rose tries to escape from the ties that bind her to her story. But will the path they take lead them to freedom, or will it bring them straight into the fairy tale they are trying to avoid?

Set in the world of Sarah Prineas’s Ash & Bramble fifty years later, Rose & Thorn is a powerful retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale where the characters fight to find their own Happy Ever After.

A nice way of revisiting a popular fairy tale!

"Only the kiss of true love can stop the curse." A famous quote that remind you instantly of "Sleeping Beauty", her adventures and curse.
It was never my favorite as I found the princess too passive and innocent. In this story, I've appreciated Rose's spontaneity as well as her positive attitude. She wants to fight her fate and believes in love being able to overcome every troubles.

Much more darker, this story is interesting. To be honest, I've found some lengths and was not really fan of some of the secondary characters. Even Griff is a grumpy boring hero. But there is something in the author writing that forces you to turn the pages to learn what will happen next...

And the ending is interesting, even if the story focus too much about the first curse.

Some great potential in the imagination and creativity of the author.

"The teller chooses where to begin, what to leave out and what to leave in, and where to end. Every time we tell a story, it is different."

"Story was everywhere. It was everything."

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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